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International students: quarterly data briefing (Aug 18)

This paper is the first of our quarterly briefings presenting data on potential international student interest and subsequent recruitment to the UK and some of our 'competitors'.

It uses data from sources including Hotcourses Group, HESA, UCAS and the Home Office, to form a picture of international demand for UK higher education as well as demand for the likes of the US, Australia and Canada.

We offer a comparison with our international competitors in terms of students enrolling with and studying at our universities, and then use the latest data on Visa applications, and UCAS data for the EU, to indicate definite interest shown in coming to study in the UK.

The final section focuses on new data from Hotcourses Group's course search tool and offers valuable insights into areas of interest for students across the world when they are researching their study options.

This gives us a fascinating indication of possible future trends in international student recruitment.

The document focuses on a few key markets including India and the EU. The analysis highlights the impact of geo-political circumstances on international student demand.

Thank you to Hotcourses Group for sharing data and making this report possible.


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